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Information Session


209 East 23rd Street, Room: 502

Open to the public

Moderator: Valerie Smaldone

Principal, Valerie Smaldone Media Worldwide; voice-over artist, live announcer: Drama Desk Awards; imaging voice: CHUP-FM Calgary, KVSF-FM Santa Fe; PBS host; podcast host and producer; private talent coach

What are the career What are the career opportunities in film, video and animation in New York? What do you need to begin? Spend an evening with some of our continuing education film, video, animation and cinema studies faculty; see their students' work, hear them discuss it and let them answer your questions on how to begin working in these dynamic fields.


NOTE: Students cannot take equipment out of the College or use equipment and facilities outside of class time unless indicated in the course description.

In-Progress Courses

For late registration, please contact the registrar at: [email protected] or at 212.592.2200.

Sep 26 - Dec 19
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Christine M. Roepken Animator, fine artist

A farm pops out of the pages of a book.
Sep 20 - Dec 13
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Martin Abrahams Producer, director, designer, animator, video editor

Multicolored pigeons facing each other with startled faces and beaks open
Sep 25 - Nov 27
6:30PM - 9:00PM
Digital Storyboarding thumbnail
Sep 25 - Dec 11
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Stephen Gaffney Fine artist, muralist, designer

Drawing Workshop: Concentrated for Animation thumbnail
Sep 23 - Dec 02
12:00PM - 3:00PM

Ray Alma Cartoonist, animator, illustrator

Naked humans in various action poses.
Sep 27 - Dec 06
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Brad Rodriguez Storyboard artist

Editing software with an image of a bull being shot in the nose by an arrow.
Sep 25 - Dec 11
6:30PM - 10:00PM

Aurelio Voltaire Hernandez Director, stop-motion specialist

Stop-Motion Animation thumbnail
Sep 22 - Dec 01
10:00AM - 3:00PM

Martin Abrahams Producer, director, designer, animator, video editor

Kat Llewellyn Owner, creative director, Dumfun Productions, LLC

animated image of girl waiting for train as it pulls into the station. Photoshop and After Effects overlay
Oct 18 - Dec 13
6:30PM - 9:30PM

Donald Poynter Art director, designer, storyboard artist, effects animator

Statues sit on an arid ground in front of an active volcano.
Sep 20 - Nov 29
6:30PM - 9:30PM

James Grimaldi Screenwriter

Writing an Animation Feature-Film Screenplay thumbnail

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